Please cascade within your department/centre/organization.
CIHR has launched a new Sex and Gender Chairs funding opportunity in the amount of $700,000 over 4 years, with an application deadline of Oct 8. If you are interested, please contact Bryan Wong to discuss timelines. – NEW
NSERC is now accepting applications to the Alliance grants program, which will support research collaborations with partner organizations, beginning with applications that are requesting $150,000 or more from NSERC. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until further notice.
UBC Faculty of Medicine: New Faculty Research Award Description: Supports new recruits in the Faculty of Medicine with up to $10,000 for use towards research equipment and supplies, research services, research support salaries/stipends, and dissemination of research results. Amount: $10,000 Duration: 1 year Eligibility: Junior Faculty Deadline: Jun 17
Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation: Prevention Beyond the Pipeline Description: Supports comparative effectiveness research, prevention clinical trials, and epidemiological studies that probe whether the use or choice of drugs alters the risk for dementia or cognitive decline. Amount: Varies Duration: Varies Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Jul 12 (LOI)
Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation: Program to Accelerate Clinical Trials Description: Supports research on innovative pharmacologic interventions for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, including clinical trials, regulatory studies for novel drugs, repurposed drugs, repositioned drugs, and natural products. Amount: Up to $5 million Duration: Varies Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Jul 12 (LOI)
American Association for Cancer Research: AACR-Johnson & Johnson Lung Cancer Innovation Science Grant Description: Grant will be awarded to a multi-institutional team in support of a new idea and/or innovative approach that has direct application and relevance to lung cancer prevention and interception. Amount: $1 million Duration: 3 years Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Jul 19
National Multiple Sclerosis Society: Research Grants Description: Supports fundamental as well as applied studies related to multiple sclerosis that may serve to advance its mission of stopping MS progression, restoring function and improving quality of life, and preventing MS. Amount: See website Duration: See website Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Jul 31
UBC Faculty of Medicine: Seminar Series Fund Description: Limited funding is available to support seminar series within the UBC Faculty of Medicine. Amount: $1,500 Duration: n/a Eligibility: Faculty, 1 per Department/School/Centre Deadline: Jul 31
Call for Nominations
Prix Galien Canada: Prix Galien
The Prix Galien is the most prestigious award in the field of Canadian pharmaceutical research and innovation. Referred to as the Nobel Prize of pharmaceutical research, it recognizes the efforts and achievements of pharmaceutical research and development. Nominees, please contact Bryan Wong for the Dean’s signature. | Internal nomination deadline: Jun 26
E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fund & National Research Council of Canada: Steacie Prize for Natural Sciences
The Steacie Prize is a Canadian award of $10,000 presented once a year to a scientist or engineer of 40 years of age or less for outstanding scientific research carried out in Canada.| Nomination deadline: Jun 30
Karolinska Institutet: Prize for Research in Medical Education
This international Prize is awarded for outstanding research in medical education. The Prize currently includes an award of € 50,000. | Nomination deadline: Sep 30
Governor General of Canada: Order of Canada
The Order of Canada is the cornerstone of the Canadian Honours System, and recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. The Order recognizes people in all sectors of Canadian society. | Nominations accepted at any time.
Event: BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute – PITCH Seminar Series – NEW Description: Featuring Dr. Jonathan Bush, Clinical Assistant Professor, presenting “IgG4 in Pediatric Eosinophilic Esophagitis”. Date & Time: Jun 13; 10am Location: Rm 2108, BCCHRI, 938 West 28th Ave., Vancouver
Event: Focus on Scientific Imaging Seminar Description: Seminar presented by the esteemed Dr. Eric Betzig, winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, entitled “Imaging Cellular Structure and Dynamics from Molecules to Organisms“. Date & Time: June 18, 2pm Location: LSC1, Life Sciences Centre, 2350 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver
Event: BC Diabetes Research Network – UBC Okanagan Diabetes Research Day 2019 – NEW Description: Join diabetes researchers from across British Columbia for this provincial diabetes research meeting. This meeting invites researchers to present their research with a focus on diabetes prevention and translational diabetes research. Date: Jun 19-20 Location: Hotel Eldorado, Kelowna, BC
CIHR communications has invited people to take part in the public engagement on their new strategic plan and health research priorities. Essentially, people can take a survey, join a discussion form or post a question by visiting https://letstalk-cihr.ca/ by June 28, 2019.
This new program is designed to encourage and facilitate Faculty of Medicine Postdoctoral Fellows in transitioning to professional positions in teaching, research, business, or clinical settings through self-directed formalized training and career development activities. Additionally, the program will provide semi-annual social networking events for Postdoctoral Fellows to meet with and get to know their colleagues working in other research sites throughout UBC.
PoRR is a repository of patient-oriented research (POR) projects with the aim of connecting interested undergraduate students with ongoing projects at UBC. If you are a PI looking for a suitable undergraduate trainee to work on your POR project, or if you are a trainee interested in gaining experience on a research project where patient engagement has been prioritized, please visit porr.med.ubc.ca for more information.